Introducing the APAS Independence


Technology of APAS


Results you can trust


Clever Culture Systems

Clever Culture Systems are the creators of the Automated Plate Assessment System technology known as APAS. The APAS technology was first applied to the APAS Compact, a manual plate reading instrument which received FDA clearance. The APAS technology has now been applied to a fully automated plate reading instrument, the APAS Independence which reads and sorts the plates, successfully identifying plates of no significant growth, significant growth and those needing further review by a microbiologist. The APAS Independence will be on sale in Australia and Europe in the second quarter of 2018, shortly followed by the US market in the second half of the year.

Clever Automation

As the demand for diagnostic testing grows, driven both by a rise in chronic disease and a shortage of qualified technicians, microbiology labs are being asked to do more with fewer resources. While very large laboratories are moving towards end to end automation, many labs are unable to justify the capital outlay. Responding to this gap in the market, the APAS Independence is a stand-alone instrument requiring a small footprint and providing a clever modular solution, enabling laboratories to implement only the plate reading modules needed.

Clever Reporting

The APAS Independence overcomes the plate assessment bottleneck and streamlines laboratory workflow by sorting plates into three categories: positive, negative or no significant growth, and those requiring further review. It reads culture plates three times faster than a microbiologist, screening 200 plates per hour, achieving major time savings for busy labs and facilitating faster results. By removing the negatives, the APAS Independence enables microbiologists to focus their expertise on the significant growth plates. It automatically produces informative reports that feature sample specific information and high quality images for review assisting laboratories with their workload. Recent trials confirm the instrument delivers reliable results and is at least as accurate as a highly trained scientist.